July 26, 2022

Critical Manufacturing Collaborates with Global Powerhouse Red Hat to Support the Industrial Landscape

26.07.2022, PORTO, Portugal – Critical Manufacturing, a pioneer in future-ready, multisite manufacturing execution systems (MES), has announced a strategic collaboration with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of enterprise open-source solutions, to pave the way for greater innovation within the industrial sector and deliver solutions to support the deployment of MES based on open-source technology.

Red Hat delivers industry leading open hybrid cloud solutions across public and private cloud environments, from the datacenter to the edge, with a broad portfolio of hybrid cloud infrastructure, application services, cloud-native application development, and automation solutions.

Adélio Fernandes, Vice President of Technology, Critical Manufacturing, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Red Hat in an industrial environment. Red Hat is a world leader, and its approach to open-source innovation fits perfectly with our MES, which is designed for enterprise-wide, global deployments.”

Critical Manufacturing MES V9 uses the DevOps Center and containers technology to enable MES deployment within a matter of minutes in the cloud, on-premises or across hybrid infrastructures. Red Hat collaborated with Critical Manufacturing following a request from its customer, Lumentum.

Shobhan Lakkapragada, senior director, Edge Business Expansion, Red Hat, commented, “Red Hat is pleased to collaborate with Critical Manufacturing to bring flexible, scalable open-source solutions to industrial customers such as Lumentum. By combining our industry leading solutions such as Red Hat OpenShift with Critical Manufacturing’s future-ready systems, we can help customers adopt cloud-native applications while streamlining operations in order to achieve better business outcomes faster.”

Lumentum delivers innovative photonics to accelerate the speed and scale of cloud, networking, advanced manufacturing, and 3D sensing applications.

“With Lumentum’s commitment to Kubernetes as our container orchestration platform and Red Hat being a market leader in that space, it was easy choice to select Red Hat OpenShift as the Kubernetes platform to support a system as important as the MES provided by Critical Manufacturing.” commented Ralph Loura, CIO at Lumentum.

Critical Manufacturing’s MES is certified to run on Red Hat Openshift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform. Critical Manufacturing and Red Hat plan to collaborate to deliver a combined offering for customers to run MES in Kubernetes, providing a consistent experience regardless where it is deployed –  on-premises or in the cloud.

About Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing, a subsidiary of ASM Pacific Technology, provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations. As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit www.criticalmanufacturing.com

About ASM Pacific Technology

As a global technology and market leader, ASMPT (HKEX stock code: 0522), develops and provides leading edge solutions and materials for the semiconductor assembly and packaging industries. Its surface mount technology solutions are deployed in a wide range of end-user markets including electronics, mobile communications, automotive, industrial, LED and alternative energy. Continuous investments in research and development help to provide our customers with innovative and cost-efficient solutions and systems that enable them to achieve higher productivity, greater reliability and enhanced quality.

Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989, ASMPT is currently one of the constituent stocks on the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Size Indexes, the Hang Seng Composite Information Technology Industry Index under Hang Seng Composite Industry Indexes, the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index and the Hang Seng Global Composite Index. To learn more about ASMPT, please visit http://www.asmpacific.com


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